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Windows 7: How to Move Win 7 OS to a PCIe SATA 3 card.

13 Sep 2014   #1
Clintlgm

Windows 7 64 bit Pro MC
 
 
How to Move Win 7 OS to a PCIe SATA 3 card.

Ok I've look around and don't see this addressed I'm sure I missed it somewhere

Here's what I need to know for sure.

I purchased a PCIe SATA 3 4 port card its running a Marvel Drivers
My spec on in the my spec section.

I have this card installed and drivers installed in windows 7

I have a clean install windows 7 pro running AHCI mode on a onboard SATA 2 Port

I wish to move this OS drive to this new SATA 3 4 port card

Currently I have 3 ports used Port 0 is a blank Liteonit 256GB SSD: Ports 1&2 2 WD 1 GB Blacks with data. and port 3 empty awaiting my Win 7 OS Samsung 830 SSD.

My Plan is to set up a win 7 pro and win 8.1.1 pro dual boot

What I need to know is it possible to move my Win 7 SSD to this PCIe card port and would it boot or is there something I can do to make it boot. I want this win7ssd booting before I set up the win8 dual boot.

I am more than nervous about this as installing this card broke my previous Dual boot and broke both my Win7 install and win 8 install. Restoring Images and Repair installs would not make either boot, I believe this was due to the fact that I had both these OS SSD on my 2 onboard Marvell SATA3 ports I'm assuming the new Marvell drivers conflicted with the older ports. I now have these 2 ports disabled in my BIOS and Win7 clean installed on an onboard SATA 11 port


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13 Sep 2014   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

All you should have to do is the following:
1) shut down the PC
2) connect the Win7 SSD to the first SATA port on the PCIe card
3) boot the PC and enter the BIOS settings
4) set the BIOS such that the first SATA port on the PCIe card is at the top of the list of drives
5) save the BIOS settings
6) reboot

When you then reboot, the PC should boot into Win7 on the SSD.
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13 Sep 2014   #3
Clintlgm

Windows 7 64 bit Pro MC
 
 

So then this is possible, I was hoping to save the 0 Port for my win 8.1.1 install since that is where I'll end up in the end.
Thanks for the information I'll Give it a try
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13 Sep 2014   #4
Clintlgm

Windows 7 64 bit Pro MC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
All you should have to do is the following:
1) shut down the PC
2) connect the Win7 SSD to the first SATA port on the PCIe card
3) boot the PC and enter the BIOS settings
4) set the BIOS such that the first SATA port on the PCIe card is at the top of the list of drives
5) save the BIOS settings
6) reboot

When you then reboot, the PC should boot into Win7 on the SSD.
Thank you very much. I went ahead and put the Win7 SSD on the 3 Port against your recommendations and did change the BIOS setting to put my Windows 7 SSD first in line of the drives and 3rd boot after CD and USB.
Windows 7 booted with no issues so I now have Win 8.11 running on my Liteonit SSD on port 0 of the PCIe SATA 3 4 port card. Dual boot is good using blue screen windows 8 dual boot screen.
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